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in pakistan, after an outspoken 14-year-old was shot by the taliban for promoting education for girls. >> woodruff: and we examine new evidence that lance armstrong was at the center of a sophisticated professional doping program, including testimony from his former teammates. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the supreme court heard arguments today in one of the most closely watched cases of the term. it marked a return to the decades-long legal debate over affirmative action. the scene outside the supreme court building made clear just how anticipated this case has been. for the first time in nearly a decade, the justices are considering whether it's constitutional for universities to use race in deciding who they admit. the suit was brought by abigail fisher-- a white, honor ro
they hold off the taliban? here's charlie d'agata. >> reporter: the u.s. troop surge succeeded in taking back big chunks of territory from the taliban. but with the last of those 33,000 troops gone, it's largely down to afghan security forces to hold on. lieutenant colonel leroy barker showed us an area past this check point where taliban fighters persist. >> there's been operation after operation to kind of clear that area but it's not as easy as it looks. >> this used to be a u.s. base. now it's a chick pointmanned by afghan police protecting a vital road that is under constant threat from the taliban. but it's still receives plenty of hands-on u.s. support. >> this is what military officials call mentoring. training afghan security forces to stand alone while still providing military backup. that includes teaching them to find homemade bombs, the biggest threat here. >> ak-47 or a remote device with wires on it, preserve that evidence. >> reporter: rick poor formally of the georgia bureau of investigations trains police on how to secure a crime scene. sort of a csi kandahar. and there
are now defending their country. the question remains whether they can still hold off the taliban. >> reporter: the u.s. troop surge succeeded in taking back big chunks of territory from the taliban. but with the last of those 33,000 troops gone it's largely down to afghan security forces to hold on. lieutenant colonel leroy barker showed us an area past this checkpoint where taliban fighters persist. >> there's been operation after operation to kind of clear that area but not as easy as it looks. >> this used to be a u.s. base. now a checkpoint manned by afghan police protecting a vital road that's under constant threat from the taliban but it still receives plenty of hands on u.s. support. this is what military officials call mentoring, training afghan security forces to standalone while still providing military back up. that includes teaching them to find home made bombs, the biggest threat here. >> ak-47 or remote device with wires on it, preserve that evidence. >> reporter: rick poor trains police on how to secure a crime scene. sort of a csi kandahar. there has been progress
to school freely and there is no fear but in swat, when we go to school we are afraid of taliban. he will kill us and throw acid on our face and he can do anything. >> when she was 12 years old, 12 years old, she met with richard holbrooke, president obama's special envoy to the region. >> how old are you? >> i am 12. >> 12 years old? >> yeah. i would address you all and ambassador, i would request if you can help us in our education, please help. >> according to the "new york times" latest report from pakistan across the country pakistanis reacted with outrage on the attack on malala but the taliban was are the to attack islam forbids for attacking women and girls this way. the taliban press to letter to the press stated, it is clear command of shariah that any female who by any means plays a role against mujahideen should be killed. the taliban say that they are holy warriors defending islam without that status of holy warrior, they would have no justification for anything that they do. more temper rate muslims insist that the taliban are not holy warriors for islam but the taliban
and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. and i added it by saying, "for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building." >> reporter: lieutenant colonel andrew wood headed a special military team whose mission ended and was not extended a month before the september 11 attack. he told us he felt the same frustration. so all the experts on the ground are telling headquarters at the state department "we need this," and the answer kept coming back as? >> "you've got to do with less." for what reasons, i don't know. >> reporter: charlene lamb is the state department official who declined the security request and today stood her ground. >> sir, we had the correct number of assets in benghazi at the time of 9/11 for what had been agreed upon. >> to start off by saying you had the correct number somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> reporter: today, white house spokesman jay carney echoed the criticism. >> there is no question that when four american personnel are killed in an attack on an diplomatic facility, that the security there was not adequate to-
for assassination by the taliban because she dared to stand up and speak out. the world is just now learning about this. and reacting to it in horror. we get our report tonight from our nbc news pakistan based correspondent amna nawaz. >> reporter: she's known as a fighter for peace, for the right of girls like her to go to school. that made 14-year-old malala an enemy of the taliban. today, gunmen hunted her down at her school in pakistan. police say her classmates tried to protect her. but the men waited until she came out and they shot her, once in the neck, once in the head. a taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying they wanted to kill her for at least a year, to silence a voice that dared to speak out against them. >> they cannot stop me, i will get my education, if it is in home, school or any place. >> reporter: this 2009 interview with a journalist was one the girl gave as one of the best known, most outspoken and youngest critics of the extremist forces ravaging her country. >> i was very scared. the militants threw acid on my face. they can do anything. >> report
the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel andrew wood headed a special military team whose mission ended and was not extended a month before the september 11th attack. he told us he felt the same frustration. >> so all the experts on the ground are telling headquarters at the state department we need this. and the answer kept coming back as? >> you've got to do with less. for what reasons i don't know. >> reporter: charlene lamb is the state department official who declined the security request and stood her ground. >> sir, we had the correct number of assets in benghazi at the time of 9/11 for what had been agreed upon. >> to start off by saying you had the correct number somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> reporter: james carney echoed the criticism. >> there's no question when four american personnel are killed in an attack on a diplomatic facility that the security there was not adequate to prevent that from happening. >> reporter: republicans also addressed the controversy over why the obama administration initially portraye
with taliban commander in afghanistan. >> these are taliban attacks. this is part of our new military strategy. we have our people in afghan police and the army. >> what skills do the al-qaeda fighters bring? >> they are masters at everything. for example, making i.e.d.s. something we don't know how to do. but they are teaching us. they're master engineers and good with all weapons. >> news that the cbs news chief correspondent is calling out the obama administration for lying to american people. it's big and important. laura logan in her own words. "i can't stand that there is a major lie propagated. there is a narrative coming out of washington for the last two years. poor, moderate, gentleer, kinder taliban. it's just nonsense. president obama turns blind eye to reality that the bad guys that want to kill our children are out there lur lurking. while obama takes another victory lap last night. >> today, al-qaeda is on appeal and bin laden is no more. >> eric: let's start with laura logan. big news. big journalist. if anyone should know where al-qaeda is, and in the sate of al-qaeda would be
of washington. they are just a poor moderate gentler kinder taliban. it's such nonsense. on libya she says, quote, exact revenge and let the world know the united states will not be attacked on its own soil. its ambassadors will not be murdered and the united states will not stand by and do nothing about it. she actually came right out and used the term "lie" when speak being the administration talking about certain situations overseas. pell we'll speak with leslie marshall and ben ferguson. she came out and let loose. she said, i chose this topic to talk about the taliban and al qaeda in afghanistan among others because she says i can't stand that there is a major lie being prop gate. the lie is america's military might has tamed the taliban. that's where she went on to say this is driven in part by taliban apologists and this is all nonsense. your thoughts on it, leslie. >> well, first of all i understand that she was attacked in egypt and i feel she is speaking from a very as a woman dare i say emotional place. that's a dangerous place not to give her opinions, she is certainly entitled
was a taliban assassination target. >>> and up next, good news to report, many giving so much in a cause they so deeply believe in. >>> we have an update tonight on a story that is causing outrage around the world. we heard from a number of you last night after we first told you about a 14-year-old girl who fought for the rights of young girls to be educated and independent. now, she is fighting for her life after an attempt on her life by a team of taliban gunmen. tonight, the outcry over that attack is growing. we get the very latest from nbc. >> malala yousufzai remains in critical condition in the hospital, recovering from emergency surgery to remove a bullet from her neck. a team of seven doctors is working on her case, including specialists called in from retirement. and a government plane is on stand by to carry her overseas for treatment, although she is too unstable to move. today, the chief of surgery paid a visit to her bedside, and vowed to fight terrorism no matter the costs. while malala yousufzai lies in bed, many pray for her recovery. some schools were closed in protests. many d
is focused on the 14-year-old girl targeted for assassination by the taliban. she has become a worldwide symbol of the fight for freedom and the fight for all girls to get an education. we get an update on her condition today from nbc's amna nawaz. she covers pakistan for us >> reporter: good evening, less than three days after she was shot by the taliban coming home from her school, malala yousufzai is showing signs of improvement. doctors deemed her stable enough today to be taken from peshawar to islamabad. the new area, which is more equipped and has more equipment. she is not out of danger, she is still unconscious, but they are now putting her chances of survival at 70%. meanwhile, across pakistan, people continue to take to streets to condemn the taliban attack and support malala yousufzai. one demonstrator said if they kill her, ten more will come forward. >> thank you. >>> a sad update from the gulf of mexico tonight, the coast guard confirmed an oil slick there is consistent with oil from the deep water horizon well, the source of the worst oil disaster in u.s. history. experts
in pakistan, outrage we should all welcome over the attempted assassination by the taliban of a 14-year-old girl simply because she wanted an education. because she wanted an education for herself and other girls like her. we will update you on her medical condition and bring you the latest from pakistan. buying this juicer online was unbelievable. what a bargain! [ female announcer ] sometimes a good deal turns out to be not such a good deal. but bounty gives you value you can see. in this lab demo, one sheet of bounty leaves this surface cleaner than two sheets of the leading ordinary brand. so you can clean this mess with half as many sheets. bounty has trap and lock technology to soak up big spills and lock them in. why use more when you can use less? bounty. the clean picker upper. and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page
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the 14-year-old girl in pakistan that stood up against the taliban so that girls could go to school. they shot her in the head, she is still in critical condition. but this one young heroine has inspired a growing movement in pakistan to unite against the taliban and say, finally, enough is enough. here's abc's muhammad lila. >> reporter: at candlelit vigils, she's an icon of hope. a courageous young girl now fighting for her life in a military hospital. >> malala can be anybody's child. it is not that this thing will stop at one person. >> reporter: 14-year-old malala yousufzai was shot and nearly killed on her school bus, targeted by the taliban. her only crime, demanding the right for girls to go to school, something the taliban oppose. the attack has shaken the country, from ordinary pakistanis right to the highest levels of power. even the head of the country's powerful army visited her in the hospital, saying, "we refuse to bow before terror." this woman fights for women's rights. we spoke to her with malala's story on the front page of every newspaper in the country. how is i
they got in. >> reporter: the taliban asleased a video days later. it showed them practicing with wire cutters. investigators say they had detailed knowledge of the layout of the base. .> there are guard towers with guards in them. ance ee more sophisticated surveillance equipment, but it can't see everywhere all the time. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel e, istopher raible, a fighter pilot and commanding officer, died defending the base along with sergeant bradley atwell, an aircraft technician. >> pelley: and kelly cobiella is back from camp bastion and is reporting from our bureau in kabul, afghanistan. kelly, how did the u.s. put an end to the attack and what happened to the attackers? >> well, it finally ended, scott, when helicopter pilots in the middle of this gun fight got into their helicopters, off the ground and were guided to the insurgents on the ground by the marines on the ground who were fighting them. they killed all but one. the final insurgent was injured and is being held at the base. >> pelley: kelly, thanks very much. in syria today rebels fighting the assad dictat
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the taliban, this pakistani taliban, afghan taliban, but both want to restrict girl's rights to get an education and she's 14 years old shot in the head by the taliban and trying to silence women and young girls and she deserves the peace prize and i will see this, the euro-weenies who give out the nobel peace prize to the eu, it's not as appalling as when they gave it to yasser arafat and barack obama after being president for-- >> can i say this about that, eu getting the nobel peace prize is like praising your drug addicted kid for showing up for school every day, it's beside the point. the eu is about to go into a huge depression, everything is going i don't think, not right, they don't deserve a nobel peace prize. stuart: why did they give it to them. what's the motivation? i don't get it. >> if i could explain it i would. you went through the track record who they've given the prize to in the past. stuart: i want to go back to the 14-year-old pakistani girl. if anybody deserved it, that brave young woman. and do you know that the taliban have been dumping bodies around her par
presidential debate. >>> meantime, 14 years old. standing up to the taliban. now, the taliban is claiming responsibility for shooting this teen, putting her in critical condition. in fact, today,ormer first la laura bush weighs in.  >>> that tiny, tiny girl, courageous girl who terrify it is taliban is struggling to recover from the attempt to shoot her and silence. taliban gunmen hunted down malala yousafzai on the bus, taking her home from school and shot her point blank. the taliban accuses the 14-year-old of obscenity because she spoke out about the oppression of women. i want you to watch what our own reza sayah found when he spoke to other children about this woman in pakistan. >> reporter: it was the nonstop courage to speak out against the taliban that first captured the hearts of many of this country's youth. >> i thought that i must stand up for my rights, the right of education, the right for peace. >> reporter: malala was targeted for fighting for girls' education. now it's her fight to survive that's countless young admirers praying for her throughout schools in pakistan. di
. >> it is a new era for these girls. now learning to play cricket. they have had to stay at home if the taliban were still in power. curious about me and keen to talk, but outside, they face many restrictions and uncertainty about their future after nato forces pull out. this is one example of the progress has been getting a high school in the past 10 years, but in the rural and less secure areas, there are millions that are not getting any kind of education and are under pressure to get married while still a school age. it is tough being a girl in afghanistan, but they are making a much bigger market. >> for more on the efforts of girls around the globe to get an education, i am joined by the ceo of women for women international. we have had two different sides of the same story, the girl's struggle for education and want to start by asking you about her. you have family in pakistan. how common is it for girls to be targeted when they try to get an education? >> is not common for girls to be targeted when they tried to get an education. pakistan has made tremendous progress in educating girls
. >>> and the news about the young girl who was targeted by the taliban for speaking her mind continues to grip not only pakistan but the entire world. we have an update on her condition tonight, from all of it, from nbc's amna nawaz. she has been covering the story for us since the start. >> reporter: good evening, brian. malala yousufzai is in the hospital still, but still, she is inspiring the world to act. we have seen shock and outrage since the attack, thousands coming across the country to protest the taliban attack, show their support for malala yousufzai. last night, in fact, a group of clerics came together to issue a religious condemnation against the attackers, saying that what they did was not islamic, that it crossed the boundaries of islamic law, officials say they are closing in on the attackers in an overnight raid. three men were arrested, they said they were involved in the attack. but tonight, her condition can be described as satisfactory by a spokesperson. meanwhile, the world is just waiting for her to wake up. >>> amna nawaz, who continues to cover the story for us. >>>
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